PLS Dispatch Pro

2021 Lesson 16: Bloodborne Pathogens

Release Date: 

10/1/2021

This one-hour lesson helps prepare 9-1-1 dispatchers to handle calls involving bloodborne pathogens. It addresses: 


- The need to advise public safety personnel immediately if a caller divulges the presence of – or exposure to – a bloodborne pathogen.

- Following agency guidelines regarding the method by which the information is relayed to the responders (CAD, MDC, radio, phone, etc.).

- The bloodborne pathogens of greatest concern to law enforcement officers.  

- Identifying situations where law enforcement officers may face exposure to bloodborne pathogens.